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The Gunung Leuser National Park Restoration Programme with the Orangutan Information Centre
We participated in the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) restoration project. The project involves replanting in illegally cleared forest areas through a project managed by the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO ) dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo Abelii). This project was the first in Sumatra, as the OIC is the first NGO to be granted permission by the Indonesian government to work in the national park.
The restoration project aims to cultivate native species of tree seedlings in four separate nurseries (Besitang) for replanting. In addition to forest rehabilitation, the project also provides sustainable and alternative livelihoods for the local community, who will benefit from training and agro-forestry schemes.
For more information about this project, please click here.
Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) is dedicated to the conservation of the endemic, critically endangered Sumatran orangutans (Pongo Abelii) and their forest homes. The OIC is a Indonesian local NGO that believes Sumatran people are best suited to have an impact in and help save Sumatran biodiversity. In order to succeed in their conservation efforts, the OIC believes it must work with local people towards the preservation and regrowth of rainforest habitat and promote orangutans as global conservation ambassadors for the rainforest ecosystem.